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of president obama's inauguration starting tomorrow on "today." that's all for today. if it's sunday, it's "meet the press." >>> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- >>> president obama takes the oath of office for the second time at the white house. good afternoon to you, i'm craig melvin and you are watching msnbc, the place for politics, and this is how president obama's second term started earlier today. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- >> i, barack hussein obama, do s solemnly swear -- >> to execute the office of the president of the united states -- >> to execute the office of the president of the united states -- >> will protect and preserve and defend the constitution of the united states. >> will protect and preserve the constitution of the united states. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> thank you, mr. chief justice. >>> we have team coverage of the 57th presidential inauguration, and luke russert is with us on the washington mall, but we start with peter alexander on the north lawn of the white hous
barack obama. i'm jennifer granholm joined in new york by john fuglesang, host of "viewpoint." >> good morning. >> jennifer: current political analyst michael shure is joining us from portland, oregon, of all places. we'll also have bill press and david shuster reporting for us from washington, d.c. they're on the ground and also have today current contributor michael hastings, the author of "panic 2012, the sublime and terrifying story of obama's campaign." we'll talk about that a little bit as well. so excited you guys. this is the best of what america has to offer in terms of pomp and circumstance and marking a point in history. do you not agree? do you love this? >> john: i couldn't agree more. it is a pleasure to be here as a contributor to this network which has spent so much time covering this campaign but also of history. i love inauguration day because it really -- it is the one day that brings the past and future completely together. we're following the most contentious, most expensive presidential campaign in history. and there's so much to talk about in terms of the past an
on "the war room"." we have a progressive from a red state. he'll guide us how president obama's agenda can actually become law. plus dick cheney opens up just in time for the sundance film festival. you'll want to hear him answer with what he thinks his biggest flaw is. wow, i want to. this is "the war room." we'll be right back. >> i think it's brilliant. (vo) first, news and analysis with a washington perspective from an emmy winning insider. >> i know this stuff, and i love it. (vo) followed by humor and politics with a west coast edge. bill press and stephanie miller. >> what a way to start the day. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> michael: when it comes to explaining what jerrymandering is, a picture is worth a thousand words. or put it another way a carefully drawn map is worth congressional seats. essentially ensuring the g.o.p. retained control of the house. take a look, even in states like ohio and pennsylvania which went for president obama the republicans overwhelmingly retained their house seats. sick and tired of the congressional gridlock steve cohen of memphis introduced a bill this
. and now they'll do it again for the people this time. president obama's second inauguration is just hours away. >> the crowd is growing and so is the excitement. some 800,000 people expected to assemble here on the national mall. we are right in the middle of it. >> and with the massive crowds come super tight security. a look at the incredible steps being taken to protect the president. >>> also, grammy award winner john legend talks about america's war on drugs, and whether it's done more harm than good. also this hour, representative debbie wasserman schultz will join us at 6:00 a.m., along with jim clyburn, cory booker and senator john barraso and berniece king. at 8:00 a.m. eastern time, freshman representative. joakim castro. and nick cannon will join us. you are watching a personal spe edition of "early start." i'm soledad o'brien in washington, d.c. forb the inauguration of president barack obama. in our location, zoraida, not very far from where i am, but john and i are right on the capitol building. quite remarkable. really i think fair to say the best seat in the house in a few
'brien in washington, d.c. forb the inauguration of president barack obama. in our location, zoraida, not very far from where i am, but john and i are right on the capitol building. quite remarkable. really i think fair to say the best seat in the house in a few hours for people watching, of course, right, john, the president getting sworn in? >> i can look down and see you, right down there. right down there below me. hey, how are you? what's going on down there? >> zoraida. >> i'm going to turn around -- yeah. i can't get -- i can't get a view. i have to tell you, you guys, your shots are remarkable and amazing, that bird's eye view you have, berman, is beautiful. we are looking forward to that, having that view. >> when things get under way, and more people coming out to the mall. but at some point, something like 800,000 people between where we are on the capitol building and zoraida on the other end of the mall. a busy and pretty amazing day. in a few hours, in fact, president obama will do it again, publicly taking the oath of office. he begins his second term. doing it today on martin luther kin
before inauguration day and the "news nation" following president obama's approval rating, higher than most of his first year. our latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows the approval rating at 52% but despite the number our first read team notes, quote, the president faces an american public that remains in a funk as the president spends a low-key day at the white house, the new official portrait is unveiled. the president is smiling more but there is a lot more gray and inauguration weekend in washington kicks off tonight with pre-inaugural balls. many of those for charity and then tomorrow a national day of service. there will be a service summit on the national mall followed by a children's concert hosted by the first lady and dr. jill biden. sunday, president obama will take part in a private swearing-in at the white house. an the date mandated by the constitution. monday, he'll take the oath of office at the capitol followed his inaugural address and then the parade and a night of balls. joining me now, political panel, chicago sun times washington bureau chief, lynn swe
followed by a children's concert hosted by the first lady and dr. jill biden. sunday, president obama will take part in a private swearing-in at the white house. an the date mandated by the constitution. monday, he'll take the oath of office at the capitol followed his inaugural address and then the parade and a night of balls. joining me now, political panel, chicago sun times washington bureau chief, lynn sweet and columnist zachary carabel and strategist and contributor keith boykin. bottom line is why you count today is you're on the "news nation." lynn, let's start with you with breaking news. republicans wrapped up the three-day retreat and house republicans indicated they're ready to extend or temporary three-month debt limit increase to give the senate and house time to pass a budget. the white house responded to the news telling nbc that it's a terrible way to run the country, basically kicking situation down the can and reiterated the president's creation of self imposed deadlines but the bottom line some analysts see this as a caving in by house republicans to give this ext
kicks off his inauguration weekend, president obama was given a great present by the vix. this is the present that vix gave to barack obama today to celebrate his inauguration as a second-term president of the united states. look. hmm. happy inauguration, mr. president. things are kind of okay. in fact, today's low vix is the lowest vix since the spring of 2007. that's vix going down. vix is low. fear is low. also for the record, the dow jones hit a five-year high today. mazel tov, mr. president. have a great weekend. the reason for this, this low vix dropping, for this opposite of a freak out, simple. eric cantor telling the world, folks, next week we will authorize a three-month temporary debt ceiling increase. that was the announcement from the majority leader of the house republicans announcing they are giving up on what they had been saying for months was their plan, to not approve an increase in the debt ceiling to thereby push the country again into a self-imposed economic crisis and threat of defaulting on our national debt, and all of the economic panic, we know
'm melissa harris-perry in washington, d.c. in less than two hours, president obama will take the oath of office for his second term as president of the united states. shortly before noon, he will be sworn in in the white house blue room by chief justice john roberts. msnbc will bring special live coverage of the moment. normally, for a reelected president, it is the time to begin thinking of a legacy. having to run for re-election, the president is free to pursue the agenda that will enshrine him. among america's greats were abe lincoln and thomas jefferson. for this u.s. president, the first african-american ever elected to the office, the historical legacy has already been written before he officially began his first term. four years ago, president barack obama welcomed the weight of that legacy casting himself as a blank canvas to project our lofty hopes for change and great expectations for the nation. the first item on his agenda, that bright legacy and suggested those hopes were well placed. president obama tried and succeeded where previous democratic presidents tried and faile
that this is their chance, this is obama's chance to really say put it out there and say this is -- the first time is really -- this is what i want to do, and the second time is, like, this is what i want to be. and i think that in a case of a black president it's even more important because the first time around it was jubilant, it was the first black president, it was so exciting. the second time around is this wasn't a fluke. this guy really did it. he did a good job, and the american people reaffirmed that he did a good job and re-elected him. and so many-in some way because he's a black president i think that the second inaugural for him is more important than the first. >> well, that is the reason for the second inaugural. let's go to nbc's peter alexander because peter was there for that d -- the more intimate inaugural, if you will, having been sworn in some 35 minutes ago, give us some details. >> reporter: alex, this ceremony lasted barely a minute, the president surrounded only by his immediate family, chief justice john roberts, whose wife was there, as well as the press secretary, jay carney. b
volunteers joined him. tomorrow president obama will take the oath of office in a private white house ceremony. monday, hundreds of thousands are expected as he takes the oath on the capitol steps. former presidents clinton and carter will be present at that ceremony monday. not attending former president george h.w. bush and his father, former president bush, the younger bush staying at home because his father is sick. the president was just released from the hospital after an extended illness. also today a big development on the debt limit. a vote is scheduled for next week and we'll dig in to those details later in the show. first, though, the stars are coming out for that national day of service that we just mention mentioned. eva longoria who is an inaugural committee co-chair. and chelsea clinton were one of the first speakers at the event. angela basset is also there and we'll talk to her later here on the show. the president also -- he also spoke at belleville elementary school. take a listen. >> not so much inauguration when we think about the fact that this is dr. king's bir
now is president obama literally putting his hands into action where he has put his words. it is a national day of service. it is something that the president took on four years ago over inauguration weekend, something very important to both me and the first lady, who you see on the other side of that cabinet the two of them are painting there. this is at the burrville elementary school. the president is joined by 500 other volunteers. part of the inauguration weekend festivities. this is something the president holds very near and dear to his heart. and the president hopes to make this really an event that will be associated for time to come with the inauguration weekend. again, this national day of service, the president there trying his hand with his wife at painting or varnishing -- i wish i were more handy. i am not. but anyway, the president there at the burrville elementary school. he plans to be there with his wife, also the girls, we understand, are there. good afternoon to all of you. welcome to "weekends with alex witt." we're live here from the nation's capital
obama's second term will be held tomorrow, but this morning at 11:55 eastern time what he'll take, will the president of the united states, the official oath of office, in a private ceremony at the white house. peter doocy live in washington with the latest. >> and last night was the big kids inaugural ball at walter e washington convention center just up massachusetts avenue, as for the big stars that were there, usher performed the opening act and then far east movement, the gas of "glee" and katy perry there in red, white and blu lesser-known acts like mindless behavior, and the crowd was about a third the size of a similar event back in 2009. last night. roughly 5,000 people showed up. four years ago, there were 14,000 people, but the crowd was mostly made up of military families and school kids from chicago and the first lady made sure to let everyone in the audience know that just because the war in afghanistan is ending does not mean that the country will stop taking care of servicemen and women and their families. >> as these wars draw to an end, and we draw down our troop
have started in washington, michelle obama is expected to attend a kid's concert. katy perry, and usher, members of the glee class are performing. the president will take the oath of office in front of hundreds of thousands. you if you attend, the temperatures will be in the mid 30s, bundle up. it's expected to be a little breezy as well. meanwhile the problem break through on the debt ceiling. the house gop said they are considering raising the debt limit for three months, a vote is scheduled next week, more details on that in a bit. >>> today, of course is the last full day of president obama's first term and it's the national day of service. day for giving back. earlier today the president and first lady volunteered at a school in the washington, d.c. area, nbc's ron is standing by the national day of service day tent at the mall and you have a special guest there with you as well, good day to you, sir? >> reporter: hey there, craig. my special guest is being mobbed by the crowd behind me. it's the senior adviser to president obama. she will make her way here in a second. as she come
. >>> just two days from the second inauguration of president barack obama and preparations are under way to welcome an estimated 600,000 people to the nation's capital to witness the event. good morning from washington, d.c. where we are doing the program this weekend. our first road trip. i'm chris hayes. algerian security forces are in the fourth day of a stand off with islamic extremists holding hostages at a gas plant there. at least 12 people including one american have died. in an off camera interview last night with espn notre dame linebacker manti te'o strongly denied he had any part in a hoax involving an online relationship with a person he considered his girlfriend who later turned out not to exist. right now i am joined by four democratic members of the freshman class of the house of representatives. congressman rick nolan of minnesota, congresswoman michelle grisham of new mexico, congresswoman lois frankel of florida, and congressman mark pocan of wisconsin. as president obama prepares to be sworn in for a second term on monday he may be confronting a fundamentally differen
the lawmakers in the northeast, some in congress say they can't vote for the bill. president obama set to unveil major gun control proposals, coming tomorrow, we are led to believe. already conservative lawmakers are lashing out. unless breaking news changes everything on studio "b." but first, 3:00 in new york city, the disgraced cyclist lance armstrong has fessed up, it aper, admitting he did use performance-enhancing drugs and lay lying about it and all the millions of dollars in lawsuits and all the rest. oprah winfrey said he made the admission in a two and-a-half-hour sit-down yesterday, that she will air in its entirety. it was the biggest interview of oprah's career and lance armstrong brought it. >> i would say he did not come clean in the matter that i expected. it was surprising to me. i would say that... for myself, my team, all of us in the room, we were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers. >> the confession came hours after he apologized to the staff of the live strong cancer charity he founded. he stepped away from that organization, following the ruling that stripped hi
like death panels, and the president is not acting alone. president obama is working alongside his rich gun hating friends in hollywood, and michael bloomberg. they fail to mention he is also the mayor of new york city. we're back after the break. arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. but it's also about telling them, you're put on this planet for something more. i want this show to have an impact beyond just informing. an impact that gets people to take action themselves. as a human being, that's really important. this is not just a spectator sport. [♪ theme music ♪] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's the "stephanie miller show"! ♪ i'm walking on sunshine, we ho ♪ ♪ i'm walking on sunshine woe ho ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good hey all right now ♪ ♪ it's time to feel good ♪ >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." all right. travel day, everybody. >> god. >> stephanie: look alive. here we go. okay. packing for the east coast in the middle of winter with several
by president obama. real liberal manifesto. great music by james taylor and kelly clarkson and of course beyonce. a phenomenal, i thought very moving poem by richard blanco and then the colorful inaugural parade and the inaugural balls last night. i gotta tell you the ceremony kept going on and on and it continues today with a prayer service at the national cathedral. we'll tell you all about it. this glorious day for all americans to celebrate the second inaugural of president obama. and a day of renewal for our american democracy. that's what we'll get into today with all of our guests and with you. first, here she is with today's current news update, we get all of the latest, kelly clarkson -- right. how about lisa ferguson out in los angeles. good morning lisa. >> good morning. i'll take kelly clarkson. one more celebration to mark the president's inauguration today. at 9:00 tonight, president obama, the first lady and the bidens will attend the staff inaugural ball at the walter e. washington convention center in d.c. it is the last in a long series of galas and celebrations. last n
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